Francis Jacob ‘Tanoose’ ‘Frank’ Lovejoy, age 81, of St. Michael passed on to the spirit world on August 13, 2018, at his home in St. Michael, surrounded by his loving family.
Francis Jacob ‘Tanoose’ ‘Frank’ Lovejoy, age 81, of St. Michael passed on to the spirit world on August 13, 2018, at his home in St. Michael, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at St. Michael’s Wellness Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, Aug. 23 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Cemetery. Officiating will be Fr. Paul Schuster and Fr. Charles Leute O.P. Special Music will be by Spirit Lake Singers and Lake Region Singers – All drum groups are welcome. Military Honors will be provided by the Spirit Lake VFW No. 6547. Francis J. Lovejoy was born Aug. 5, 1937, at the Ft. Totten, ND, Hospital, the son of Alfred and Lucy (Abraham) Lovejoy. He married the love of his life, Mary Louise Whiteshield, on Aug. 29, 1980, in Minnewaukan, ND. He has ten children, 70 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. Francis enjoyed watching rodeos, listening to pow-wow music, fishing, bingo, and playing slot machines. Most of all he enjoyed being around his grandchildren and family. He liked to make jokes and laughing around with family and friends. He had worked for the Spirit Lake Housing for so many years and also construction work for some time in Devils Lake, ND. He attended CCC College in 2013 with his wife Mary L. Lovejoy. Francis is survived by; his children, Myrna Whiteshield, Ivan Lovejoy, James Lovejoy, Keith Longie, Jada Longie, Gerald Longie, Ivy Lovejoy, Kasey Lovejoy, Ashley Lovejoy, and Fanette Lovejoy; his brother, Benedict T. Lovejoy; also seventy grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by; his parents, Alfred and Lucy Lovejoy; wife, Mary; sons, Francis Lovejoy, Jr., Terrence Guy Benadetta Lovejoy, grandchildren, Sydney and Hunter Lovejoy, Nicole Bear, Dalton and Dillon Whiteshield. Online condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com.